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    • Chen’s paper on developing an open source cell library for monolithic 3D integrated circuits was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. This paper provides valuable insight on chip-level performance and power characteristics of large-scale monolithic 3D ICs.  Design guidelines for monolithic 3D cells are also provided, October 2017

    • Our collaborative paper on hardware-efficient logic camouflaging for 3D IC security will be published at IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs. This paper discusses a layout-level technique to thwart image analysis based reverse engineering attacks, September 2017

    • Our paper on routing congestion aware cell library development for monolithic 3D ICs was accepted to IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing, which will take place in DC in November, August 2017

    • Gan successfully defended his PhD thesis that focuses on power- and noise-efficient design methodologies with applications to biomedical acoustic systems. She is joining Nordco in Connecticut as an ultrasonic engineer where she will develop ultrasound transducers to detect faults, July 2017

    • Our paper on package-embedded spiral inductors with application to high efficiency switching buck converters will be published at Microelectronics Journal. This paper leverages an array of spiral inductors within a flip-chip package to achieve a conversion efficiency of approximately 90% with t a load current of 1 A, May 2017

    • Our open source cell library Mono3D for transistor-level monolithic 3D technology is available for download, March 2017   Please see the Mono3D page for details.

    • We will present three papers (on monolithic 3D integration, AC computing methodology for IoT, and integrated voltage regulators) at ISCAS 2017. We will also present our recent TVLSI paper that summarizes the primary results of our low voltage clocking research. See the Publications page for more details, March 2017

    • Our collaborative paper on 3D IC security (with emphasis on power based side channel attacks) will be presented at the IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI) in May 2017, February 2017

    • Our Perspective Paper entitled “Perspective Paper – Can AC Computing be an Alternative for Wirelessly Powered IoT Devices?” was accepted for publication to IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. This paper proposes methods to leverage AC computing for devices that rely on wireless energy. The important result is an unprecedented increase (by more than an order of magnitude) in energy efficiency, January 2017


    • Emre and collaborator Baris Taskin gave an invited talk at the Samsung Austin R&D Center (SARC) on how low voltage/swing clocking can be made a practical low power design strategy for industrial circuits, November 2016

    • Our paper on camouflaged logic locking for monolithic 3D IC security, in collaboration with Prof. Yu from University of New Hampshire, was accepted to the IEEE Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST), October 2016

    • Weicheng received a “Best in Session Award” at the SRC TECHCON 2016 in Austin, September 2016. For event details, please visit https://www.src.org/calendar/e005107/

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    • Weicheng presented the research results of our SRC project on low voltage clocking at SRC TECHCON in Austin, TX (in collaboration with Baris Taskin from Drexel University), September 2016.For more information, please visit https://www.src.org/calendar/e005107/The related paper can be found here.“TECHCON is SRC’s premiere event, showcasing both the best member-sponsored research, and the top student-researchers.” 

    • Emre Salman and Eby G. Friedman’s graduate level textbook, High Performance Integrated Circuit Design, has been translated into Chinese and is on sale by Electronic Industry Press, July 2016
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    Chinese translation of the graduate level textbook authored by E. Salman and E. G. Friedman


    • Hailang’s paper on developing new closed-form expressions for I/O supply noise has been accepted to IEEE TVLSI. This paper discovers and fixes a significant limitation that exists in prior work, significantly enhancing the accuracy of the estimation, June 2016

    • Emre and Milutin Stanacevic organized a very successful special session (with more than 50 attendees) during ISCAS 2016. The special session was on Circuit and System Design for Emerging IoT Applications. We also presented our results on how we can leverage charge-recycling circuits for wireless power harvesting with application to IoT devices. Click here for more details on the special session, May 2016

    • Fellow NanoCAS Lab members had a lot to celebrate! Most of us (with a few missing) had a fun barbecue party, May 2016
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    NanoCAS Lab barbecue


    • Hailang officially received the PhD degree after being hooded by his advisor 🙂 May 2016
    2016 hooding ceremony

    2016 hooding ceremony


    • Our collaborative research (with Prof. Qiaoyan Yu from UNH) on hardware security in 3D ICs will be presented at the ACM GLSVLSI 2016, March 2016

    • Our collaborative paper (with Prof. Taskin from Drexel) on low voltage clocking was accepted to IEEE TVLSI. This comprehensive paper describes the primary results of our SRC project, February 2016

    • Hailang came back from the Valley and successfully defended his dissertation. He is officially the first PhD alumnus of the NanoCAS Lab. Since past November, he has been working with Apple in Cupertino, CA, January 2016
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      Hailang’s defense.

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      Group lunch with some of the NanoCAS Lab members after defense.


    • Tutu’s paper on wireless power harvesting for IoT devices (in collaboration with M. Stanacevic), Yongwan’s paper on voltage regulator for near-threshold operation, and Weicheng’s paper on useful skew in gated clock trees (in collaboration with B. Taskin) have been accepted to IEEE ISCAS 2016, January 2016

    • Emre gave a talk at CEWIT 2015, describing recent research results on developing a new circuit design framework for IoT devices. For more information on CEWIT, visit http://www.cewit.org/conference2015/index.html, October 2015

    • Emre (with our collaborator B. Taskin) gave a talk at AMD, Inc., Austin, TX, describing our latest results including industrial data on low voltage clocking project, September 2015

    • Weicheng will present the primary research results of our SRC project on low voltage clocking at SRC TECHCON in Austin, TX in September (in collaboration with Baris Taskin from Drexel University). For more information, please visit https://www.src.org/calendar/e005106/       “TECHCON is SRC’s premiere event, showcasing both the best member-sponsored research, and the top student-researchers.” August 2015

    • Emre and Baris Taskin from Drexel presented a 3-hour long tutorial on low voltage power delivery and clocking for nanoscale technologies at ISCAS 2015, May 2015

    • Emre gave a tutorial talk at IEEE Long Island Chapter on 3D integrated circuits. For view graphs, please visit http://www.ieee.li/cas/index.htm, April 2015

    • Our undergraduate student Shiwei Fang received Provost Award for Academic Excellence! Shiwei also received Undergraduate Recognition Award and will start his PhD study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 2015
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      At the 2015 Undergraduate Awards Ceremony


    • Mallika’s paper on novel D flip-flop design and Weicheng’s paper on clock skew scheduling in gated clock networks, both in collaboration with Drexel University’s VLSI Design Group, have been accepted to ACM GLSVLSI 2015, February 2015

    • Weicheng’s paper on level shifter design and our undergraduate student Shiwei’s paper on low power 3D ICs have been accepted to IEEE ISCAS 2015, January 2015

    • As a finalist of Discovery Fund Prize, Emre Salman (in collaboration with Milutin Stanacevic) was awarded with $50,000 from the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University to pursue research on the exciting field of wireless energy, December 2014. http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2015-12-11-discovery-fund-winner.php
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      At the Inaugural Discovery Prize Award event (from left) President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, Robert Shelton, PhD, Esther Takeuchi, PhD, Alan Alda, Laurie Krug, Eden Figueroa, Gabor Balaszi, Emre Salman, Jim Simons, Peter C. Agre, MD, Paul Hoffman


    • Peirong’s paper on quantifying the effect of local interconnects for on-chip power distribution has been accepted to Microelectronics Journal, December 2014

    • Hailang’s paper on decoupling capacitor topologies for 3D ICs has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, December 2014

    • Gan’s paper on new figures-of-merit for switching noise analysis has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, December 2014

    • Hailang’s two papers on 3D integration were accepted to IEEE ISQED 2015 and one of them was nominated for the best paper award, November 2014

    • Our collaborative journal paper with Drexel, on FinFET-based low swing clocking, was accepted to AMC Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems. Congratulations to our former undergraduate student, Sung Jun Yoon, for being a co-author, September 2014.

    • Our collaborative paper with Drexel University’s VLSILab was presented at the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI in Tampa, July 2014

    • Hailang and Emre participated at the 2014 Engineering Summer Camp and taught a two day long course on fiber optic communication to high school students, July 2014

    • Hailang’s journal paper on TSV to transistor noise coupling was published at the Integration, the VLSI Journal, June 2014

    • Our undergraduate student Sung Jun Yoon was accepted into the PhD program at Texas A&M University, April 2014

    • Emre received Outstanding Young Engineer Award from IEEE Long Island Section, March 2014
      2014 IEEE Long Island Awards Ceremony

      2014 IEEE Long Island Awards Ceremony


    • Weicheng Liu, graduate of Tsinghua University, joined NanoCAS Lab as a PhD student, December 2013

    • Hailang, Peirong, and Emre participated at the 2013 Engineering Summer Camp and taught a two day long course on fiber optic communication to high school students, August 2013

    • Shiwei Fang joined our lab to conduct research as part of Undergraduate Honors Program, July 2013

    • Peirong decided to work in the industry and graduated with a master’s degree. He will start at SK Hynix in San Jose, July 2013

    • Our undergraduate student Sung Jun Yoon received URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) Fellowship to conduct research at our laboratory during Summer 2013, May 2013

    • Sateja, Ziqi, and Ajay graduated with a master’s degree and will join, respectively, to Intel, Marvell, and Imagination Technologies, May 2013

    • Hailang’s two papers and Suhas’ paper (all on 3D integration) were presented at the ACM/IEEE Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, May 2013

    • Emre received NSF CAREER Award, for his research on leveraging 3D integration technology for heterogeneous systems-on-chips, February 2013
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      Four Stony Brook University professors were named 2013 NSF CAREER Award winners. Pictured from left to right are: Alexander Orlov, Radu Laza, Jonathan Rudick and Emre Salman.


    • Emre won outreach initiative fund from Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) to support engineering summer camp for high school students at Stony Brook University, February 2013

    • Suhas’ paper on power delivery in 3D processor-memory stacks was published at IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, December 2012

    • Emre’s book entitled High Performance Integrated Circuit Design was published by McGraw-Hill, September 2012
      At the reception for Artists, Authors, and Editors of 2012

      At the reception for Artists, Authors, and Editors of 2012


    • Gan’s paper on noise analysis in SoC based implantable device and Suhas’ paper on power delivery in 3D ICs were presented at the IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference, September 2012

    • Emre and Peirong participated at the 2012 Engineering Summer Camp and taught a two day long course on fiber optic communication to high school students, July 2012
    • Suhas graduated with a master’s degree. He will join NVIDIA as an IC design engineer, May 2012

    • Suhas’ paper on power delivery in TSV based 3-D processor-memory stacks was presented at the CASS Forum on Emerging and Selected Topics (CAS-FEST), Heterogeneous Nano-Circuits and Systems, May 2012

    • Sateja, Ajay, and Ziqi joined NanoCAS lab as master’s students, February 2012

    • Emre’s paper on enhancing robustness in synchronous systems was published at Microelectronics Journal, February 2012

    • Emre won outreach initiative fund from Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) to support engineering summer camp for high school students at Stony Brook University, January 2012

    • Mohammad graduated with a master’s degree and is starting his doctoral studies at Columbia University, December 2011

    • Our paper on noise analysis of a 2-D and 3-D integrated potentiostat for neurotransmitter sensing was presented at IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, November 2011

    • Hailang and Peirong joined NanoCAS lab as Ph.D. students, September 2011
    • Suhas completed his internship at IBM Research, where he worked on 3-D integrated circuits, September 2011

    • Gan joined NanoCAS group as a Ph.D. student, May 2011

    • Our undergraduate student Garrett presented his first academic paper at IEEE Annual Conference on Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology, May 2011

    • Emre presented our work on TSV related noise coupling at IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2011

    • Our journal paper on reducing standby power consumption was published at Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, April 2011

    • Mohammad joined NanoCAS lab as a master’s student, February 2011

    • Suhas joined NanoCAS lab as a master’s student, January 2011

    • Emre presented an invited paper on noise management in heterogeneous circuits at IEEE International SoC Design Conference, November 2010